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The 15 Biggest Stoners in Sports History

What’s wrong with an athlete inhaling marijuana? Absolutely nothing. The NFL hates weed more than Joseph McCarthy, but hands out opiates like Butterfingers on Halloween. With that as our preface, here are the athletes who most enjoy getting their brains and bodies to feel a little different via the devil’s lettuce…

15. Eugene Monroe

The former Jaguars and Ravens offensive lineman retired at the age of 29 to avoid further brain damage and has become an outspoken advocate of the NFL removing fluffy green THC-laced nuggets from the banned substances list. Most of the other players on this list just love getting high to get high; Monroe loves to get high but understands the neurological benefits of doing so. He’s also noted that “brownies taste way better” after getting stoned…




14. Laremy Tunsil


You know how I know Laremy Tunsil loves weed? He thought it was a good idea to videotape himself smoking out of a gas mask. This is one instance where an athlete says his Twitter was hacked, and his Twitter was actually hacked. Not surprisingly, Tunsil fell from No. 1 to No. 13 in the draft, but from No. 13,793 to No. 1 in stoners’ hearts…

13. Ricky Davis

Ricky Davis had a lot of talent — both for scoring the basketball and puffing the cheeba. Despite averaging over 19 points four times over the course of his career, Davis was out of the league by 30 thanks to a failed drug test and propensity to not give a shit. Davis eventually matured and tried to reclaim his career, but it was too little to late for the guy who Boston allegedly traded because he was getting Paul Pierce high too often…




12. Robert Parish

There’s no drug dealer better than FedEx, which is why Parish must have been surprised when police confiscated a weed-filled package addressed to The Chief back in 1993. After that incident, the former Celtics great became synonymous with marijuana and admitted that he got high after games. As is the case with Parish, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, and Bill Walton, a seven-footer’s body is sore AF after a basketball game, and a couple Mary Jane tokes can turn all the bad feelings into good feelings…

11. Santonio Holmes

Holmes was pulled over with “three marijuana-filled cigars” in 2008, which are known as “blunts,” if you haven’t gotten high since 1978. We can’t say definitively whether Santonio got high before games, but looking at his eyes in the picture above, we’ll wager a guess that Holmes had his fair share of pregame toke sessions…




10. Josh Gordon

Gordon’s unique in that marijuana has essentially ruined his career, a byproduct of the NFL’s archaic weed rules, but also a byproduct of his inability to put down the peace pipe. Everyone else on this list can get high all they want; Gordon needs to wait until he’s officially done playing football just to be safe…

9. Lamar Odom

One of my good friends used to live next to Lamar Odom’s condo in Marina Del Rey when LO played for the Clippers, and plumes of weed smoke billowed out of that place every single night. Respect. Odom’s drug use is laced (no pun intended) with tragedy, but he’d be fine if he stuck with herbal remedies instead of switching to the booger sugar…




8. Bill Walton

Bill loves going on pro-marijuana rants, and considering the myriad injuries and ailments he’s dealt with in his 64 years on planet earth, who can blame him for relying on weed to ease his pain? The world’s tallest hippie loves weed more than RoundUp hates weeds…

7. Carmelo Anthony

What else could explain Carmelo’s apathetic attitude other than consistent marijuana use? Well, playing for the Knicks. That’ll kill your soul. But marijuana still seems to be a part of the equation. Melo famously tried to board a charter flight with weed in his bag with the Nuggets, and whenever he’s out and about in NYC has Santonio Holmes eyes…




6. Damon Stoudamire and Rasheed Wallace

True or false: Rasheed Wallace got thrown out of more games than anyone in NBA history to get back to his place and pack his bong, affectionately named “bald spot.” True. Like Melo, Stoudamire was caught for trying to bring weed onto an airplane, not realizing that the aluminum foil in which he wrapped the gangja would set off a metal detector. But the most renowned incident for the two prominent Jail Blazers members came when Rasheed and Damon were pulled over in a yellow Hummer with 40 grams after a Portland victory over Seattle. God bless those early 2000s Portland teams…

5. Tim Lincecum

At his peak, Lincecum was blowing away hitters with fastballs in the upper 90s and blowing away his problems with the finest Humboldt chronic. Not only did Timmy unabashedly smoke marijuana, he embraced the stoner persona with his long, flowing locks and goofy smile…




4. Michael Vick

Before the incredibly f***ed up dogfighting ring, Vick made headlines for marijuana-laced urine and trying to board a flight with weed in a water bottle. Needless to say, a little time in Leavenworth radically accelerated Michael’s maturation…

3. Nick Diaz

The most outspoken marijuana advocate on this list, Diaz gets high AF on the regular and thinks it’s ridiculous that he’s supposed to hide it. The self-proclaimed “No. 1 Stoner Athlete in the World” has gotten high with Snoop Dogg and found pipes in his hometown of Stockton, CA with his face as the bowl. If you can get high and be good at your job, might as well keep getting high…




2. Nate Newton

One of the largest players in NFL history, Newton got involved in drug trafficking after his playing days and was pulled over in Louisiana with 213 pounds of weed on November 5, 2001, and then pulled over again with 175 pounds of chronic five weeks later. Regularly in the 350lb range as a player, it’s safe to say Nate’s love affair with marijuana has been a long, food-filled road. After serving 30 months in federal prison for the drug trafficking offenses, Newton’s cleaned up his act and is down to 220 on the scale…

1. Ricky Williams

Considering he’s best known for his stoner-reggae vibe, it’s easy to forget how talented Ricky was during his college and NFL career. After multiple failed drug tests, Williams retired early in 2004 to “find himself,” but reemerged two years later and played at a “high” level until his 30s. There are thousands of current and former athletes who love marijuana, but Williams remains the poster child…

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